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Iranian Crisis #261575

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1979
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(Studio) Apparent civil unrest in oil fields of Fars, Iran, reported; Khomeini's problems with Tabriz said continuing. Ayatollah Shariat Madari's authority reported eclipsing Khomeini's in region.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tabriz, Iran) Demonstration for Shariat Madari in Tabriz said largest yet; films shown. Madari's public denouncement of Iran's new constitution, which gives Khomeini uncontrolled power, recalled; demonstration noted joined by Iranian army troops as well as air force officers Details given. General situation in Azerbaijan considered.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) New element in Iranian crisis reported emerging yesterday with discovery that many terrorists holding embassy are not students and are Palestinians noted; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson in Beirut said denying participation of any Palestinians, quoted with regard to Khomeini.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Mutual areas of sentiment between Iranian revolutionary groups and Palestinian movement cited; details given. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) activity with regard to Israel in pre-revolutionary Iran recalled; films shown. [PLO mission representative Gazi al HUFFEINI - (thru interpreter) denies any role in embassy situation; responds to question about Palestinians mining embassy grounds.] Telephone conversation with embassy with regard to Palestinians heard; role of Arabic language in Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Tunnell, Doug

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